VMworld 2019 Europe is rapidly approaching, and with over 600 intriguing sessions to choose from, to say we are excited is as big an understatement as saying La Sagrada Familia is an interesting building. But, with so much choice, scheduling can get a little confusing. That’s why we’re highlighting several “can’t miss” sessions that address our Digital Workspace offerings, Workspace ONE and Horizon. Check them out below, and schedule today because they’re filling up fast! Remember, the sooner you set your agenda, the sooner you can get back to daydreaming about Mediterranean nights, chilled sangria, and delicious croquetas de jamon.

Digital Workspace Keynote

Digital Workspace Keynote: Becoming a Champion of the Employee Experience
Shankar Iyer, SVP & GM, EUC, VMware
Shawn Bass, VP & CTO, EUC, VMware
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 15:00 – 16:00

Join End-User Computing GM Shankar Iyer and EUC CTO Shawn Bass for the most anticipated showcase keynote of VMworld 2019 Europe. They’ll explain why organizations that provide excellent employee experience are more likely to be higher growth, more competitive, and report higher employee net promoter scores. End-user computing professionals have the opportunity to be elevated as strategic business partners as they automate the mundane and turn their focus toward people. Meanwhile, device proliferation, SaaS data leakage, malicious attacks, and an even faster pace of updates makes most IT pros feel anything but strategic. Whether you manage VDI, desktops, or smartphones, are rolling out Office 365 programs, are trying to tackle BYO or remote work initiatives, or are developing new applications and workflows for teams, don’t miss the one keynote of the year that could change the trajectory of your career. Join us and become a champion of employee experience.

Unified Endpoint Management​ Top Sessions

Workspace ONE AirLift: Get to Windows 10 Modern Management Faster​
Chris Halstead, EUC Staff Architect, VMware
Pim van de Vis, Field Engineering, VMware
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11:00 – 12:00

In this session, we will demonstrate the use of Workspace ONE AirLift to address common Windows 10 scenarios, like onboarding devices, users, applications and policy for a modern unified endpoint management platform. We explore how Workspace ONE delivers a feasible and guided path forward to Windows 10 cloud-based modern management by featuring robust deployment and management capabilities that dramatically reduce IT cost and effort. Come see the implementation approach that has been proven successful by our largest customers and partners.

Live Demo macOS Management from Zero to ONE
Joe McDonald, EUC Specialist Solutions Engineer, VMware
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11:00 – 12:00

As organizations look to migrate from Windows 7 and onboard a modern workforce, they are tasked to offer the best experience and toolkit to help them be productive. Offering the ability for users to pick any device of their choice can significantly improve their experience and satisfaction. In this session, we’ll show how to extend your Workspace ONE UEM environment on-the-fly for Apple Business Manager automated macOS onboarding. Attendees should leave the session with a basic blueprint to start testing macOS management in their environments.

Jump Start Device Administrator to Android Enterprise Migration​
Chris Gill, Global Head of Workplace Services, Rentokil Initial
Matt Bailey, EUC Systems Engineer, VMware
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 14:00 – 15:00

In this VMworld 2019 Barcelona session, we will help you prepare for Android device administrator deprecation. Device administrator is the legacy method of managing Android devices that was marked deprecated in Android Pie and will be deprecated with Android Q. Learn why device administrator is being deprecated in favor of Android Enterprise, and find out the benefits of managing Android Enterprise with VMware Workspace ONE UEM. You will also see migration demonstrations and best practices. Join this session to hear directly from Google and VMware experts to jump-start your migration plans.

App & Desktop Virtualization​ Top Sessions

One is Not Enough: Multi-Cloud Deployments Enhance Colleague Experiences
Aju Sukumaran, Information Systems Senior Manager, VMware
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 17:00 – 17:30

Why does VMware IT make user profiles OS agnostic to enhance the colleague experience? This enables IT to perform OS upgrades without disrupting their colleagues’ personal settings across the VMware Horizon on-premises and cloud environment. VMware IT leverages the VMware User Environment Manager to increase user productivity by delivering consistent and personalized desktops in multi-cloud Horizon deployments. In this session, we will share how we enable a consistent user workspace across Horizon Desktops and Horizon Apps and perform seamless Windows 10 feature migrations. How about the ease of managing applications and OS content to remove complexity associated with managing user profile settings? We will have some tips on that, as well.

​Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture
Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware
Graeme Gordon, Senior Staff EUC Architect, VMware
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 15:30 to 16:30

The VMware End User Computing product experts that create the official reference architecture will take you through how to design and architect a Horizon environment. Specifically, in this session, we will cover Horizon 7, Horizon 7 on VMC, Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure, App Volumes, Dynamic Environment Manager, (formerly known as User Environment Manager) and Unified Access Gateway.

Zero Trust Security with Horizon
Roch Norwa, Lead SE, VMware
Howard Bliss, Lead EUC Solution Engineer, VMware
Thursday, Nov. 7, 9:00 – 10:00

Horizon, with strict authentication checks to all incoming requests—from outside or within—to access resources and with a very robust RBAC support to resource authorization, supports the zero trust security model. This session aims to help our customers understand how to better secure their Horizon environment given that it already follows the latest security practices.

Employee Experience​ Top Sessions

Enabling Strong Authentication for Workspace ONE: Improve Security and User Experience
Sascha Warno, Staff Solutions Architect, VMware
Florian Mösch, Senior Executive Program Manager, Deutsche Telekom ISP GmbH
Jason Marshall, Director, UEM Field Engineering, VMware
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 17:00 – 18:00

Passwords are the weakest form of authenticating users into a company’s resources. Organizations are always looking to augment their application security framework to support the use of strong authentication methods. In this VMworld 2019 Barcelona session, we will demonstrate how to access internal and cloud-native applications from all major device operating systems using strong authentication methods. Learn how multi-factor authentication, Mobile SSO, and smart card authentication in Workspace ONE Access (previously known as “VMware Identity Manager”) combined with device compliance with Workspace ONE UEM help enable Zero Trust access control frameworks. For specific customer requirements, VMware PIV-D Manager and True SSO with VMware Horizon can further enhance security and will both be highlighted in this session.

​Identity Management and Federation with Workspace ONE Access
Shardul Navare, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Justin Sheets, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Andreano Lanusse, EUC Staff Architect, VMware
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11:30 – 13:00
Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:00 – 11:30

Securing access to enterprise applications and resources is an essential step in the Workspace ONE journey. Learn how Workspace ONE Access can act as your primary identity provider or act as a service provider to your existing identity solutions, such as AD FS. This module teaches you the core concepts of Workspace ONE Access, including integrating Workspace ONE Access into your Workspace ONE UEM deployment for Single Sign-On capabilities and how to configure common authentication methods and access policies to secure your apps and resources.

How to Architect VMware Workspace ONE Access (formerly knowns as VMware Identity Manager)
Peter Björk, Senior Staff EUC Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 15:00 – 16:30

VMware Workspace ONE Access, formerly known as VMware Identity Manager, handles the user portal and the user access component of a Workspace ONE implementation. It is critical to architect it correctly. This session will discuss the many different variations and their pros and cons. We will cover both SaaS and on-premises deployment. We will walk through the recommendations in our reference architecture and share some tips and tricks.

Don’t Forget These Events

​VMworld 2019 Europe Welcome Reception
Poble Espanyol, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038 Barcelona
Monday, Nov. 4, 18:15 – 22:30

Kick-off VMworld 2019 Barcelona in style! Join your EUC colleagues and representatives from VMware to share drinks, discuss sessions and enjoy a relaxing Barcelona evening. Register for this free event in advance to save your spot on the guest list.

​Brian Madden EUC Community Tech Talks & Beer
Upper Level, Area CC4, Room 4.1 (402), Fira Gran Via, Barcelona
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 17:30 – 19:30

Join Brian Madden and the EUC community members at VMworld 2019 Barcelona to chat all things EUC over a few cold beers! Members of the community will take the stage to give short 15-minute talks on various topics including how AI can empower your digital workspace, VDI by day, AI/ML processing at night and Workspace ONE Badges. The event is free, but space is limited, so register ahead of time.

With so much to do and so little time, scheduling the right sessions is key. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your perfect VMworld 2019 Barcelona today!